Variety is exclusively reporting that Zoey Deutch is the first name to join the original cast for the upcoming Zombieland sequel at Sony Pictures.
The 2009 film was a horror/comedy road trip film that focused on four strangers that meet and eventually bond during a post-zombie-apocalypse.
It was reported back in July that a longly-awaited sequel was finally confirmed to be in development. The report doesn’t state what role Zoey Deutch (whose credits include Set It Up and The Politican) will be playing in the film.
Ruben Fleischer will be returning to helm the sequel, while Paul Wernick and Rhett Reese return to pen the screenplay, with Gavin Polone returning to serve as producer. The new film is apparently set to take the group from the White House to the American heartland as they face off against new kinds of zombies that have evolved since the original film, as well as some new human survivors.
Zombieland 2 is scheduled for cinematic release in October 2019.